Color Dare #479 ~ Crazy 8

Happy Friday!! Color Dare is back with another Color Dare Challenge. This week for Color Dare #479 we have our Crazy 8 Challenge. You pick four of the colors in the image to use in your project. Note that Black, White, and Gold are free to us.

I will admit this one stumped me but may that is because my head is still foggy from being sick. I went with Mocha, Sundance, Shortbread, and Harbor.

For this card I used the Barn Door Stamp set. Using Mocha ink, I stamped on the lighter side of Shortbread. I then inked the edges with Mocha and matted on Mocha cardstock. I cut a 2 inch circle using the Circle Thin Cuts on Shortbread and stamped the Embroidered Circle stamp in Mocha. The sentiment if from the For All Occasions stamp set. I added a strip of Sundance and Harbor. The leaf is a retired thin cut and was cut in Harbor.

Now it is your turn to create! Just create a project (card, layout or other craft project) using this weeks colors.  Then link them to the Color My Heart Blog ~  Color Dare #479 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page. You can also link up via Pinterest, Instagram, Flickr and  other forums. For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #478 ~ Neutrals Plus One Color

Welcome to Color Dare Challenge #478! For our second challenge of 2022 we are having you use neutrals plus one color. Silver and Gold are Free!!

I had been playing with the new Sweet as Honey papers and thought they would be perfect for this challenge. I went with black, grey and white with Sundance.

For this card I used Make it From Your Heart Volume 4 pattern 6. I used Sundance cardstock for the base, to cut the hexagons and bee. I used the zip strip and paper from the Sweet as Honey papers. I cut the Daisy White Cardstock and then using the honeycomb thin cut form the Sweet as Honey Cardmaking Workshop. to make a stencil. I used Sundance Ink to sponge on the color creating the honeycomb. The hexagon thin cuts are also from the Sweet as Honey Cardmaking Workshop as is the bee. I used Black Shimmer Trim under the zip strip. I added a couple of Black Dots. Then Sentiment if from my stash.

I created another using the revers of this pattern paper and changed the sentiment.

This card doesn’t quite meet the challenge requirements as it features Shortbread. But I thought it would be fun to showcase them together.

Now it is your turn to create! Just create a project (card, layout or other craft project) using this weeks colors.  Then link them to the Color My Heart Blog ~  Color Dare #478 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page. You can also link up via Pinterest, Instagram, Flickr and  other forums. For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ Wild Berry

Welcome to the first challenge of 2022 at Heart 2 Heart!

For this challenge we are asking you to use the Close to My Heart Color of the Year ~ Wild Berry in you project. Join us at Heart 2 Heart by linking up your project, just remember to identify what Close to My Heart product you use.

I used Wild Berry as accents with our January Stamp of the Month ~ Sweet Little Things.

I used a paper from the November/December Seasonal Mix -in for the background. I used the 3 inch thin cut to cut the circle to showcase the adorable bear. I used my Wild Berry, Sundance, and Rosemary Shimmer Brush to color the flowers, ground and bee. I used my markers to color the bear. I added some Wild Berry Flowers and Wild Berry Ribbon. The sentiment is from the Craft with Heart Card Workshop that just retired.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. Did you know you can link your projects from Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Flickr, and many other platforms using the url link to your design. You have until JANUARY 31th, 2022 to participate in this challenge. Make sure you include at least one Close to My Heart product. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #477 ~ Inspirational Photo

Welcome to the last Color Dare Challenge of 2021! For Color Dare Challenge #477 we are featuring an inspirational photo. For this challenge you need to choose at least three of the colors seen in the photo. Black and White are Free to use.

I decided to use Pink, Purple and Greed with Black and White.

I played with a couple of new products I got from Honey Bee Stamps. I used the Lovely Layers Rose Honey cut for the beautiful rose. I used only Wild Berry cardstock for the flower. I used a sponge to ink the edges to create the darker layers. I used Evergreen and Clover Cardstock for the stem and leaves. I used the Delicate Doily Stencil with Villainous Potions Oxide Ink on Daisy White Cardstock. I then used the Stitched Rectangle Thin Cut. I pulled the sentiment from my stash which I used Black Pigment Ink and the Heat Embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. I used my Clear Shimmer Brush to splatter the stenciled doily and to go over the rose.

Now it is your turn to create! Just create a project (card, layout or other craft project) using this weeks colors.  Then link them to the Color My Heart Blog ~  Color Dare #477 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page. You can also link up via Pinterest, Instagram, Flickr and  other forums. For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #475 ~ Inspirational Photo

Welcome to Friday!! Today is a bit different for us at Color Dare as we have two challenges going live to get us through the end of the year. We have a Bright and Bold Challenge and a Soft and Pastel Challenge. I am participating in the Bright and Bold Inspirational Photo #475.

I decided to use the December Stamp of the Month with this challenge.

For this card I used the Seasonal Mix-In paper pack with the Owl Love You Forever Stamp Set. I used my Tri-Blend Markers to color the owl.

Now it is your turn to create! Just create a project (card, layout or other craft project) using this weeks colors.  Then link them to the Color My Heart Blog ~  Color Dare #475 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page. You can also link up via Pinterest, Instagram, Flickr and  other forums. For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, December 30, 2021 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ Embellish It

Welcome to the first challenge of December at Heart 2 Heart!

For this challenge we are wanting to see how you embellish your craft projects. This may be adding glitter, sequins, texture, gems, just to name a few. How do you like to embellish your projects? Join us at Heart 2 Heart by linking up your project, just remember to identify what Close to My Heart product you use.

Here is my project:

I decided to use the Under the Mistletoe Stamp and Thin Cut for this card. I also used the Slimline Shaker Window Thin Cut with Scarlet Glitter Paper. I used the Seasonal Mix in Papers for the background.

I added a bit of Carnation Red Liquid Pearls to the holly on her hair band. I then added a bit of Christmas Red Stickles to the ribbon of some of the gifts. I then use a product from my stash called Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy stuff for the puffy look at the bottom of her skirt and pompoms. I colored her with my markers.

I used my Silver & Gold metallic markers to color the stars and beads. I used the Carnation Red Liquid Pearls, Christmas Red Stickles, and Green Stickles Glitter Glue to color the ornaments. I used the Holiday Loose Sequins for the shaker.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. Did you know you can link your projects from Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Flickr, and many other platforms using the url link to your design. You have until DECEMBER 31th, 2021 to participate in this challenge. Make sure you include at least one Close to My Heart product. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #473 ~ Tic-Tac-Toe Wonderland

Welcome to Color Dare #473! This week we have a Tic Tac Toe board featuring the colors of the Wonderland papers. How this works is choose a row, column or diagonal. You can add in the other colors as long as they are on the board. Black and White are free.

I went with the first column ~ Wisteria, Mulberry, and Rosemary.

I used the Honey Bee Stamps Fancy Snowflakes to create the background. I pulled the sentiment from a retired stamp set ~ Animated Holiday Cheer. The circle is one that was cut with our circle thin cuts. I added a few bitty sparkles and Clear Sparkles to add a bit of bling.

Now it is your turn to create! Just create a project (card, layout or other craft project) using this weeks colors.  Then link them to the Color My Heart Blog ~  Color Dare #473 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page. You can also link up via Pinterest, Instagram, Flickr and  other forums. For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #471 ~ Triple Play plus One

Welcome to another week with Color Dare! This week we are challenging you to use Black, Gray, and White plus one other color.

I went with Red as my plus one color. I also couldn’t do just one…

I used the Winter Prism dies from Honey Bee Stamps for the background of each card and just changed up the colors.

For this one I cut the three winter prism layers with Black, Pewter, and White. I cut the Candy Apple Snowflake using the thin cuts from the the Floral Snowflake Stamp and Thin Cuts. I the used my White Gloss Spray to splatter the snowflake before adding the sentiment. The sentiment is also from Honey Bee Stamps and is the Holiday Bitty Buzzwords. I used White Embossing Powder and VersaMark Ink for the sentiment.

For this one I used Scarlet and both sides of Candy Apple. I used Pewter for the snowflake and splattered Black Shimmer brush on the snowflake. The Christmas was backed in Vellum.

For this third card, I used White, Black, and Pewter for the layers of the Winter Prism dies. I splattered this white snowflakes with my Red Shimmer brush. I cut the sentiment using Candy Apple cardstock and the Joy Thin Cut.

I love the way these turned out that I may need to make a bunch more. Let me know which is your favorite.

Now it is your turn to create! Just create a project (card, layout or other craft project) using this weeks colors.  Then link them to the Color My Heart Blog ~  Color Dare #471 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page. You can also link up via Pinterest, Instagram, Flickr and  other forums. For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ Rose Gold

Welcome to our second challenge of November at Heart 2 Heart!

This challenge is about using Rose Gold in your project. You are welcome to play along with us and interpret this challenge the way you wish. To play a long simply link your artwork to our challenge which can be found HERE. Please remember this when you are designing you project.

I decided to start with our new Rose Gold Foil Pattern Paper.

I used the bow pattern paper for the base. I then used the Oval Frame Thin Cut to cut Sangria Cardstock and make a shaker. I filled the shaker with our Rose Gold Sequins which have retired. I then used my Cricut to cut the Happy Birthday Sentiment from Pewter Cardstock.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. Did you know you can link your projects from Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Flickr, and many other platforms using the url link to your design. You have until NOVEMBER 30th, 2021 to participate in this challenge. Make sure you include at least one Close to My Heart product. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #469 ~ Love of Color

Happy Friday!! I don’t know about you but my live feels like it is on warp speed. Anyway welcome to another Color Dare Challenge. This week we have a Love of Color Challenge for #469. For this challenge pick at least three of the colors ~ Wisteria, Ballerina, Lagoon, Bluebird, Lemonade, and Sage. You can add in Black, White and Grey or Silver for FREE.

I chose to go with Lagoon, Bluebird and Sage.

For this card I used the Celebration Alphabet. I used the solid letters and aligned them in my Mysti so, I could simply move the cardstock after each color. I then pulled the stamp set from the Stars & Sparklers Cardmaking Workshop which has retired. I added a bit of Mink Twine to the balloons. I cut the Happy with a set of dies from my stash by Honey Bee. I used vellum and black cardstock. I used Mink cardstock as the base.

Now it is your turn to create! Just create a project (card, layout or other craft project) using this weeks colors.  Then link them to the Color My Heart Blog ~  Color Dare #467 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page. You can also link up via Pinterest, Instagram, Flickr and  other forums. For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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